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Rob Glover. Photo by Victoria Stewart.
If you walk into the archives of the Sycamore History Museum, you will see shelves and shelves of neatly organized and indexed files and boxes. Finding the materials you are looking for takes only seconds thanks to volunteer archivist and NIU graduate Robert Glover, who overhauled and modernized the museum’s archives while he was still...
Wayne Duerkes has a little more life experience than your average college undergraduate. Duerkes is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served as an air defense controller during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. He and his wife, Jennifer, are raising three children. He spent years building up a successful newspaper distribution...
Civil War exhibit
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Regional History Center at Northern Illinois University has created an exhibit titled “Vestiges of a Nation Divided: The Civil War’s Impact on Northern Illinois.” The exhibit, which is entirely online, features items from the Regional History Center’s archives, including letters, political...